Paul McCartney finally receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Published 10/02/2012 | 12:47
Veteran rocker Paul McCartney has unveiled a pavement plaque in his honour on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - almost 20 years after he was first nominated for one
Paul is the last of the Beatles to receive the honour; his star now sits outside the Capitol Records building, next to those of the other Fab Four members, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon - and even a star for the band itself.
McCartney was joined by Neil Young and 2,000 fans on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Some observers noticed that 'McCartney', written in capitals, had an unfortunate space, and might spell "Paul MC Cartney" to those who didn't know better.
McCartney himself seemed happy enough:
"Way back in history, in Liverpool when we were kids and we were listening to Buddy Holly and all the rock and roll greats. I would have never thought the day would come when I'd be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame," said McCartney. "That was an impossible thing to happen."
Thursday also marks the anniversary of the Beatles historic first appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show" on February 09, 1964.
For the past 40 years, McCartney has paved a path for himself with a successful solo career - taking home 14 Grammy awards along the way. His latest album, "Kisses on the Bottom" hit stores this week - a compilation of tributes to the singer's favorite performers, plus two new original songs.
McCartney is also set to perform at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.